Small Heath railway station

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Small Heath National Rail
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Location
Place Small Heath
Local authority City of Birmingham
Coordinates 52°27′47″N 1°51′29″W / 52.463°N 1.858°W / 52.463; -1.858Coordinates: 52°27′47″N 1°51′29″W / 52.463°N 1.858°W / 52.463; -1.858
Grid reference SP096850
Operations
Station code SMA
Managed by London Midland
Number of platforms 2
DfT category E
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2011/12 Increase 100,126
2012/13 Increase 103,534
2013/14 Increase 112,338
2014/15 Increase 116,578
2015/16 Increase 128,298
Passenger Transport Executive
PTE Transport for West Midlands
Zone 2
History
Key dates Opened 1863 (1863)
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Small Heath from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Small Heath railway station serves the areas of Small Heath and Sparkbrook in Birmingham, West Midlands, England. The station is managed by London Midland, which runs all the services.

The former Great Western Railway station building, opened in 1863 as Small Heath and Sparkbrook on their main line from London Paddington to Birkenhead Woodside, is on a bridge which it shares with Golden Hillock Road (the B4145), over the tracks. The A45 Small Heath Highway runs alongside. To the other side is the site of the former BSA factory.

The station once had four platforms (both in an island configuration) in use, following the quadrupling of the line by the Great Western Railway in 1906, but only the western pair are now operational (as these are the only ones that trains can use to reach Moor Street & Snow Hill).[1]

Services[edit]

Mondays to Saturdays, daytime service is generally two trains per hour outside of peak times.

Northbound, there are two trains per hour to Birmingham Snow Hill. Most trains continue to Stourbridge Junction, Kidderminster or Worcester.[2]

Southbound, there is one train per hour to Dorridge via Solihull and one train per hour to Whitlocks End via Shirley. London Midland proposed the closure of the ticket office.[3] The request has been denied.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Small Heath railway station, Birmingham" Thompson, Nigel Geograph.org; Retrieved 12 October 2016
  2. ^ Table 71 National Rail timetable, May 2016
  3. ^ "Proposed changes to ticket office opening hours". Retrieved 24 July 2011. 
  4. ^ London Midland ticket office closure plans overruledBBC News article 17 September 2012

External links[edit]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Bordesley or
Birmingham Moor Street
  London Midland
Leamington Spa to Worcester
Birmingham to Stratford Line
  Tyseley